The first test match of the three-Test series between India and South Africa has ended at the Centurion ground. Team India defeated South Africa by 113 runs in this match. For the first time, Indian bowlers have defeated the African team at Centurion’s ground by bowling amazingly. Chasing the target of 305 runs in the second innings of this match, South Africa’s team was reduced to 191 runs. The Indian team is now 1-0 ahead in the 3-match series.
In this match, Indian bowlers performed amazingly and stopped South Africa on low scores in both innings. In this match, Jasprit Bumrah took three wickets while bowling amazingly. Apart from Bumrah, Mohammed Shami also took 3 wickets. At the same time, Mohammad Siraj and Ravichandran Ashwin took 2-2 wickets.
Chasing the target of 305 runs, South Africa’s team never seemed to be in rhythm. Captain Dean Elgar scored the most runs from Africa’s side. He played an innings of 77 runs in this match. Apart from this, no South African batsman could play a big inning. Temba Bavuma 35, Quinton de Kock scored 21 runs. Keegan Pietersen has scored 17, Adam Markram has 1, Rasi von der Dusen has scored 11 runs.
India Had Given a Target of 305 Runs
India has set a target of 305 runs to South Africa. On the fourth day, the Indian innings ended on 174 runs. No Indian batsman could play big innings in the second innings. South African bowlers bowled tight. Both Indian openers were dismissed cheaply. Mayank Agarwal scored four runs and KL Rahul contributed 23 runs. Nightwatchman Shardul Thakur also could not show any special feat and get out after scoring only 10 runs.
The Bowlers Showed Amazing
In the first innings against South Africa, Indian bowlers have shown a wonderful game. No batsman had the break of his balls. Mohammed Shami took 5 wickets, presenting the view of deadly bowling. At the same time, Shardul Thakur and Jasprit Bumrah took 2-2 wickets. Mohammad Siraj got only one wicket. Star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin could not get any wicket.
India showed strength in batting in the first innings
In the first innings against South Africa, the Indian team batted in a bang style. Indian openers blew up South African bowlers. India’s star batsman KL Rahul played brilliant innings of 123 runs. While Mayank Agarwal contributed 60 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara and captain Virat Kohli could not show any miracle.